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Encyclopedia > Guys and Dolls (film)
Guys and Dolls

DVD cover
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Damon Runyon
Abe Burrows
Jo Swerling
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Ben Hecht
Starring Marlon Brando
Jean Simmons
Frank Sinatra
Vivian Blaine
Stubby Kaye
Regis Toomey
Music by Frank Loesser
Cinematography Harry Stradling
Editing by Daniel Mandell
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date 1955
Running time 150 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film made by the Samuel Goldwyn Company and released by MGM. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. The film is based on the Broadway musical by Frank Loesser who composed the music and wrote the lyrics. The book was adapted by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows from The Idyll Of Miss Sarah Brown, a short story by Damon Runyon. Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Jewish-Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Damon Runyon Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. ... Abe Burrows (1910- 1985) noted author and director for the stage, particularly Broadway. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Jewish-Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... Ben Hecht (February 28, 1894 – April 18, 1964) was one of the most prolific of all Hollywood screenwriters, even though he professed disdain for the motion picture industry, and a human rights and Zionism activist. ... Marlon Brando at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C Brando redirects here. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist. ... Vivian Blaine Vivian Blaine (born 21 November 1921 in Newark, New Jersey; died 9 December 1995 in New York, New York) was an actress and singer best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production Guys and Dolls. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... Publicity photo for Toomey Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 - October 12, 1991) was a film and television actor. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... Harry Stradling Sr. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... The Samuel Goldwyn Company was an independent film company founded by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Jewish-Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... Guys and Dolls is a successful 1950 musical. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... Abe Burrows (1910- 1985) noted author and director for the stage, particularly Broadway. ... A short story that the musical guys and dolls is based on. ... Damon Runyon Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. ...

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Cast

Marlon Brando at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C Brando redirects here. ... Vivian Blaine Vivian Blaine (born 21 November 1921 in Newark, New Jersey; died 9 December 1995 in New York, New York) was an actress and singer best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production Guys and Dolls. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist. ... Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons in Angel Face Jean Merilyn Simmons (born January 31, 1929 in Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom) is a British actress. ... Stubby Kaye (November 11, 1918 – December 14, 1997), born Bernard Kotzin in New York, New York, was an American comic actor. ... Robert Keith (February 10, 1896/8 – December 22, 1966) was an actor who appeared in several dozen films, mostly in the 1950s as a character actor. ... Sheldon Leonard (February 22, 1907 – January 10, 1997) was a pioneering film and television producer, director, writer, and actor. ... Publicity photo for Toomey Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 - October 12, 1991) was a film and television actor. ...

Awards and nominations

Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Harry Stradling Sr. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... Cyril J. Mockridge (August 6, 1896 - January 18, 1979) was a film music composer who worked on such films as Nightmare Alley and Road House. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ...

See also

Guys and Dolls is a successful 1950 musical. ...

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